Here’s a great system for earning passive income.
You’re already familiar with regular affiliate programs,but did you know there are two-tier affiliate programs as well?
For example, you introduce a fellow affiliate to a
product on a two-tier affiliate program. They sign up to
promote it from the link you give them, and then 10% of
all their sales goes to you.
That’s right – you make a commission on everything
they sell because you signed them up for the program.
ClickBank, for example, has many of these programs.
If you manage to sign up a big marketer and that
marketer makes $20,000 in sales, you’ll make $2,000 just
for having signed them up.
Not bad. However, it’s going to be rare that you
manage to sign up such a big promoter.
So instead, how about signing up plenty of smaller
Here’s how you might do it, and how I’ve seen it done:
Research two tier affiliate programs and find as many
as you can in your niche. Usually this is going to be the
online marketing niche, but it is possible to find them in
other niches as well.
Write email sequences for each of the products. You
might write out 5 to 7 emails for each.
Sell these emails in a big package to fellow marketers.
Inside each package, provide your links where the buyers
can sign up for the affiliate programs.
(One note here: When you personally sign up to a two-
tier affiliate program, you will get TWO links. One link is to
give to prospects who are interested in buying the
product. The other link is the one you give to your fellow
affiliates, so that you earn 10% of their sales. You’ll want
to make sure you give your affiliates the RIGHT link.)
Promote your big package of affiliate emails to fellow
affiliates. JVZoo and Warrior Forum are good places to sell
You’ll earn money on each sale of the email package,
which should pay for your time creating the emails, or pay
for your outsourcer who wrote the emails.
As your affiliates join and promote the programs,
you’ll earn 10% of everything they do.
Let’s say you sell 200 packages of emails, and half
of those marketers actually use them. That’s 100
marketers out there promoting the products you
chose. Every time they make a sale, you earn 10%.
A few notes:
Add great content to some of the emails, while
making other emails simply “Buy this product”
promotions. You want a good mix. Put the sales link
in all of the emails, but don’t hard sell in all of them.
Research the products so you know what you’re
talking about in the emails.
The 10% commission that you earn comes from
the vendor, not from your affiliates. This makes it a
win-win for you and your affiliates.
Use the content on the product sales page to write
the calls to action, so your emails flow well with the
When selling your email package, stress how easy
it is to simply plug them into an autoresponder and
watch the sales come in. Also stress that if a list owner
isn’t sending out an email nearly every day, they are
losing sales and money.
This is such a simple, easy way to make passive
income. You can continue to sell your packages of
emails for as long as you like. Do monitor the
products your emails promote, in case one of them
ever gets pulled or becomes outdated.
Keep a list of all your affiliate buyers, and let them
be the first to know about your next package of
This is a great little side business that doesn’t need
to take a lot of time. You can outsource the writing of
the emails, and simply focus on promoting your email
If you write a year’s worth of emails, then each
package can potentially earn you money for 365 days a year.